Spartans end Illini’s tournament run 11-2

On Friday, Illinois gave it their best shot but eventually the Spartans’ offense caught up to them. The #3 seed Illinois (32-21) got an early lead against Michigan State (31-25) and had a 2-1 lead as late as top of the seventh inning.  But then things went sour and the Spartans tied in the seventh.  […]

Seven Illini honored by Big Ten

Six fighting Illini baseball players were awarded with All-Big Ten honors yesterday.  In addition, two were named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team…   Jason Goldstein, Catcher All-Big Ten Second Team Adam Walton, Shortstop All-Big Ten Second Team All-Big Ten Freshman Team John Kravetz, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second Team Tyler Jay, Pitcher All-Big Ten Second […]

#28 Huskers host Illini for last regular season series

John Kravetz scheduled to pitch last game of the regular season The final regular season is upon the Illinois (30-17, 16-5 Big Ten) baseball team as they face the tough #28 Nebraska Cornhuskers (35-17, 16-5 Big Ten).  It will be a battle of the two second place teams and one team will end up owning […]

Illinois baseball renews Iowa rivalry this weekend

Will Krug and David Kerian are hoping to spark some offense at Duane Banks Field this weekend A lot has happened in the Illinois baseball program in the past week but it’s time for them to buckle down and play some baseball.  They’ll be playing the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City this weekend. To recap […]

Comeback AGAIN! Fletcher and Illinois puts on another great show versus MSU 5-4

Saturday’s hero Casey Fletcher gets a congratulatory hug from Adam Walton while other teammates get in line Once again, Illinois performed a spectacular comeback show, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 5-4 with a key base hit by Casey Fletcher in the the bottom of the 10th inning. Indeed, the alumni who have come back for […]

Last home stand for Illinois baseball brings on Michigan State

John Kravetz goes for win #6 on Saturday This is it, local Illinois baseball fans!  If you waited to see the Fighting Illini baseball team (27-14, 10-5 Big Ten) in action, this weekend against Michigan State (27-14, 8-7 Big Ten) is the last chance you can see them at Illinois Field.  The 2014 schedule has […]

Illinois, Kravetz survive #24 Indiana 2-1

John Kravetz improves to 5-1 after his victory against #24 Indiana Behind the superb pitching of junior John Kravetz and a key hit by transfer Casey Fletcher, the Illini (23-16, 10-4 Big Ten) join Michigan as the only team to beat Indiana (27-12, 12-2 Big Ten) in conference play.  Reid Roper sets the table with […]

The battle of the top teams: Can Illinois make a stand against Indiana?

Support your local starting pitcher:  Drasen Johnson is 4-4 with a 2.30 ERA You could say it was Illinois’ biggest series of the year but even that is an understatement.  In some ways, this weekend’s three game set against Indiana is one the highlights of the conference.  Imagine the two best teams facing off against […]

Happy days in Happy Valley!

Will Krug now batting .329 with 15 stolen bases On Sunday, Illinois completed a sweep at Penn State (17-19, 5-6 Big Ten) behind the pitching of Ryan Castellanos.  Penn State had the lead in each of the three games this weekend and two of the games were truly comeback efforts with Nit leads in the […]

Illinois test their luck against Penn State this weekend

Catcher Jason Goldstein takes a team leading .377 batting average into this weekend This weekend, the Illini baseball team travel to State College to reverse their recent downward trend against Penn State (17-16, 5-3 Big Ten).  After winning ten of eleven games, Illinois (18-14, 6-3) has now lost three straight including a 6-2 loss on […]